56th Venice Biennale

Shurooq Amin, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, and Khaled Hafez at 56th Venice Biennale


Eye of the Thunderstorm: Effervescent Practices from the Arab World
9 May – 22 November 2015

Shurooq Amin, Sadik Alfraji, and Khaled Hafez will be part of In the Eye of the Thunderstorm: Effervescent Practices from the Arab World,a collateral project at the 56th Venice Biennale gathering a pan-Arab line-up of artists under one pavilion. Commissioned by ContemporaryPractices’ Omar Donia and curated by Martina Corgnati, the group show aims at highlighting the diversity of practices in Middle Eastern contemporary art.

Known for her controversial figurative paintings, Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin will be showing, for the first time, a three-piece installation with projections. Following a highly acclaimed solo exhibition curated by Nat Muller and shown at Ayyam Gallery’s Al Quoz outpost inconjunction with Art Dubai week, Sadik Alfraji’s large scale stop motion video animation titled Ali’s Boat will be shown at the pavilion.Khaled Hafez, the most recent addition to Ayyam Gallery’s roster of artists, will be featured with a monumental work from 2010 titled Tomb Sonata in Three Military Movements.